Hello to the forum. I have drifted in and out of here over the years as a lurker and have finally decided to join in. I have found a great deal of insight here that has helped me along the Canterbury trail. As this thread states, I am almost an Anglican. This is entirely due to the very deep love and loyalty I have for the Southern Baptist congregation that I and my family have been a part of for over 30 years. However I find it harder and harder to overlook the weak theology, in particular the low view of the sacraments and the low ecclesiology that it fosters. That being said, this baptist church does as good of a job maintaining orthodoxy and reverence as it can, given the evangelical context. There is a small ACNA church in my area that I sometimes attend, but those occasions are rare on account of certain obligations at my current church that I can't seem to shake honorably. My journey toward anglicanism began nearly ten years ago when during a very trying time in my personal life I turned to the 1928 BCP as a personal devotional. The liturgy for Morning Prayer connected me to God when I could muster no words on my own and I discovered in it a beautiful and vibrant faith that my Baptist upbringing had taught me was dead and rote. I have spent the last ten years discovering what Christianity has been for the last 2000 years. I am very influenced by Eastern Orthodoxy and have learned respect for Roman Catholocism but my heart, I believe, is Anglican. Like Chesterton, I was surprised by orthodoxy.